Tina Nazerian

Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads

Do your school’s students submit their school assignments by uploading PDFs or other files within a learning management system? If so, a new tool from Google is looking to upend that practice—by connecting the LMS directly to Google Drive.

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New Survey: Students See Anxiety and Time Management Among Top Challenges to Finishing Degrees

For many of today’s students, the biggest obstacles to finishing college are logistical and emotional, not academic.

Education Technology’s Machine Learning Problem—and Responsibility

From Formula 1 to Yelp, industries across the board are seeking ways to apply machine learning to their work. Even academics and Goldman Sachs analysts tried using it to predict World Cup winners. (Those predictions proved very, very wrong.)

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Do Voice Assistant Devices Have a Place in the Classroom?

When privacy expert Bill Fitzgerald tweeted about a conversation in which an Amazon representative said that the company’s voice assistant devices are not intended for classroom use, it got over 40 retweets and more than 100 likes.“The person was crystal clear,” Fitzgerald expanded in another tweet, “that in the classroom Alexa and Dot posed compliance and privacy issues.”

In Tynker’s Partnership With Mattel, Kids Can Undertake Maker Careers With Barbie

Musician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef. Robotics Engineer. Farmer. Beekeeper. Those are the six “professions” kids will be able to undertake alongside Barbie, the job-hopping doll known for her many careers, in a new class on Tynker, a platform that teaches children how to code.

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Last Year, Google Entered the Job Search Space. Now, It’s Entered the College Search Space.

Per a recent announcement, Google is entering the college search space. In a blog post, the tech company announced a new search feature where students can type the name of 4-year U.S. colleges and universities and get information regarding “admissions, cost, student life and more.”

‘Rocket Fuel’: How Schools Can Create a Positive, SEL-friendly School Culture

Tamara Alston expects her students to hold her accountable if she’s not being respectful and “solving problems in a way that works” for the community. And they do.This is an element of “whole body listening,” a practice of respectful and attentive listening all students learn at the fifth grade teacher’s school, Hazel Wolf K-8 STEM in Seattle. “Whole body listening” is just one part of the school’s approach to and emphasis on social and emotional learning.

Facebook’s Latest Higher Ed Push Part of Broader Trend

Facebook is teaming up with community colleges as part of a nationwide effort to teach digital-literacy skills to small-business leaders and others in cities.

Apple’s New Digital Student IDs Raise Questions About Security

Apple is rolling out digital student IDs.The company is working with two other companies, Blackboard and Assa Abloy, to bring the technology to Duke University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma, which will deploy it this fall in time for their incoming classes, and to Johns Hopkins University, Santa Clara University and Temple University, which will deploy it by the end of the 2018 calendar year.

How Schools and Startups Are Hacking College Affordability

College is expensive. But what does that mean—and how are schools, startups and nonprofits trying to make higher-ed a more affordable option to students?Three panelists gathered Wednesday evening in San Francisco to discuss challenges around rising costs of college as well as what’s being done about one of the most difficult issues facing students and families today. The panelists were Jaclyn Piñero, Executive Director, Bay Area at uAspire; Katherine Zellner, Director of University Partnerships at RaiseMe and Nathan Ranney, Director of Product at Moneythink.

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